Carlos Gabriel Ruiz is a writer, illustrator, and Creative Director based in St. Louis, MO. He is the creator of Pretentious Record Store Guy, The Ideal, ROANOKE, and the anthology series Shorts + Losses. Currently he is working on the mini-series Weathermen, The Baron Age, and Blood on the Tracks with collaborators Brian Atkins, Brandon Daniels, and Bryan Ward. Carlos graduated from the University of Missouri with a BFA in painting and drawing. His work can be found online at carlosgabrielruiz.com.